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The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse
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The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse
Ranked #1 of 2 Durrow B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 August 2013

We have just spent the weekend at this very lovely Guesthouse. We were there to attend a wedding. Everything was just perfect. The hosts/owners are the most lovely people, they work non stop to ensure everything is perfect for their guests. The wedding reception laid on was one of the best we have ever been too. The Food was Top Notch and the service was excellent. The decor/dining room is all very very nice. The guest rooms are also excellent and very comfortable with plenty of space. We highly highly recommend you visit this place. Even if you are just passing through and are not staying there, stop for lunch or dinner - superb food. Well Done to everyone involved at the Ashbrooks Arms - we look forward to seeing you again soon and we will be telling everyone about you.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

My wife and I attended a wedding in Durrow Castle on Friday 08 August 2013,The castle was booked out so we stayed at The Ashbrook Arms Guest house. it is located approx seven minute walk from the castle
When we arrived at the Ashbrook we were met by a very nice lady who showed us to a very nice room that met our needs in every way. while waiting for friends in the bar/living room this lady offered us tea/coffee which was gratefully accepted and when our two friends came in they got the exact same offer, Our room number 30 had a very comfortable bed and pillows with en-suite bathroom, TV, Water,and its own private entrance and free parking Sleep quality fantastic..
The breakfast consisted of Fruit juices, several cereals and a mother and father an Irish breakfast all for 100 Euros.
Before we left my wife had a chat with this kind lady as if they were old friends.
This is truly a very homely guest house run by genuine people,
Would we stay again........ DEFINITELY

Room Tip: look for a room around no 30 as it has it's own private entrance.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

I had the pleasure of staying here lat weekend as a friend was getting married in Durrow. Myself and my friends were very impressed with the large rooms, grateful decor and staff. It is right in the town centre, has parking and is an ideal place for anyone to stay. Had a great chat to the owners also and they are very nice friendly and helpful people. Enjoy

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

Stayed here for a recent wedding in nearby castle Darrow. Location was excellent and the place itself was fabulous. Room was spotless, spacious and comfortable. Owner a lovely lady who looked after us very well. Would recommend to anyone to stay here

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

My family recently visited Durrow as part of a two week tour around Ireland. We loved the country and particularly enjoyed our stay in Durrow, as we were attending a wedding at the Castle across the road. We decided to spend our nights in local B&B’s, primarily for convenience and to experience the renowned Irish hospitality. We were so pleased that we did. We stayed in about 10 B&B’s over the two weeks, so got to know the differences well, and my reviews are relative to each other and not to other B&B’s in the area. Generally the B&B operators were local, knowledgeable about the area and they consistently demonstrated wonderful Irish hospitality. Our stay at The Ashbrook Arms was no different. Durrow is a small village with a couple of pubs and a great place in mid country to spend a few nights. The B&B was easy to find; parking was convenient and check-in was very smooth. The comfort and quality of the rooms were adequate for our needs, and the beds comfortable enough. Our room and ensuite bathroom was spotless and very large. The Irish breakfast was good. Wi-Fi was a bit spotty but available in our room. Overall a nice stay and I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

We stayed in The Ashbrook arme whild attending a edding acrross the road in Durrow castle.
From the moment we walked in the door we were delighted with the warm and friendly welcome , we were shown to our very spacoius and spotlees clean room with great views of the river, the bed was the most comfortable I have ever slept in. Next morning we had a very tasty breakfast. We were very happy with our visit especially the friendleness that met us arriving and leaving and if in Durrow again we will stay again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights when going to a wedding at the castle across the road. The place is brilliant and the staff are even better, nothing was too much trouble for them at all. Could not find anything to find fault with.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back have no noise from the road.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse

Address: The Square, Durrow na, Ireland (Formerly Bianconi Red Lion Restaurant)
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Laois > Durrow
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Durrow
Price Range: £85 - £111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our family run guesthouse and restaurant is situated in the picturesque georgian village of Durrow, Laois in Ireland. The house was purpose built by Lord Ashbrook in 1777 and meticuosly restored by the Murphy family in 2005. It has 10 beautifully appointed bedrooms and the restaurant is open on Friday and Saturday nights and for Sunday lunch. It was formerly called the Bianconi Red Lion Guesthouse. ... more   less 
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Durrow Red Lion

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